“…Then said his
wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be
of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast
begun to fall, thou shalt
not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall
before him.” Esther 6:13b
The desperate political subterfuges, deep spiritual
enchantments, and downpour of naira-rain (a.k.a.
all failed woefully to hold back the counsel of the Almighty as the Fulanization
agenda in Nigeria ran into the brickwall we had predicted
awaited it at the Osun Gubernatorial election of Saturday 16th July.
Church Arise! heartily felicitates with the good
people of Osun State and the Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke for this landmark
good success. We pray that the State
will go forward as a trail-blazing model to lead others into the new Nigeria we
have all been praying for all these years.
We also congratulate the outgoing governor, Mr Isiaka Oyetola for the
freedom now to be his own man, relieved of the hatchet-man job he would have
been required to play in the fulanization script towards 2023. Such as were required
of the Lagos governor during the EndSARS protest, or what is currently going
on in Imo state.
Our biggest congratulations of course go to the indefatigable
praying and hopeful Church. We can take
this landmark victory as a token that the relentless prayer-chains by the
Saints across Church denominations, both within Nigeria and in the diaspora,
have come to the attention of the Almighty God.
Yes, we can be encouraged and assured that the appointed time to show
mercy on Nigeria and favour her has indeed come.
Going forward, after the order of Haman before
Mordechai, we see the Fulani agenda irretrievably unravelling and the purveyors
committing one fatal error after the other as they try to grapple with the unimaginable
that had befallen them. While their evil counsel proceeds to the appointed
perdition, Haman and sons go to the gallows and the people of God secure rule
over all those who had decided to hate them without any cause! (Esther 9).
Of course, it is not time for the Church to seek
repose. Disingenuously, some folks are
trying to cast the “Christian-Christian” ticket popularly endorsed by the good
people of Osun in the same mould as the Moslem-Moslem (actually Moslem-Boko Haram)
ticket that the Church is staunchly resisting at the Federal level. The short response to this childish joke is contained
statement by former SGF, Babachir Lawal:
me which Christian will vote for APC with the following contraption: Muslim
presidential candidate (Lagos), Muslim Vice Presidential candidate (Borno),
Muslim National Chairman (Nasarawa), Muslim Deputy National Chairman (Borno),
Muslim President (Katsina); Muslim Senate President (Yobe); Muslim Speaker
(Lagos); Muslim Deputy Speaker (Plateau) e.t.c.”
We may add that the Muslim Speaker from Lagos
to convert (back) to Islam, before he could be put forward for the
office! At the present time, the largely
lame-duck office of Vice President, is the only one left in the APC basket with
a Christian occupier; and the Islamists apparently cannot stomach even that
token. As the Kabba
helicopter crash showed, were it not for divine intervention, beloved PYO
was supposed by now to have gone the way of Patrick
Yakowa of Kaduna State!
Perhaps we should simply just ignore these comedians
who think Nigerians can’t see beyond their noses to confuse the situation in
Osun State with what the APC is doing at the national level.
Meanwhile while we all await the appropriate
signals and pronouncements from the CAN and PFN, it is clear that the only
practical option left for the Church in the march towards the 2023 presidential
election is via the Obidient movement. We accordingly recommend the movement for the
embrace of the Church as we heed the Lord’s command that we occupy till He
Hopefully, very soon.
Ile-Ife; 18th July, 2023